Responding to Clinicians' Challenges in Working With Geriatric Patients Clinicians work with older residents who have not only multiple physical limitations, but cognitive loss, communication deficits, dysphagia, and multiple medical diagnoses. They must work within procedural, regulatory, and reimbursement systems that challenge them to provide optimal resident care. In this article, the authors will discuss some specific challenges brought ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2011
Responding to Clinicians' Challenges in Working With Geriatric Patients
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lisa Y. Milliken
    Synergy Care, Lake Charles, LA
  • Dawn Ralph
    DRCS-Healthcare Consulting, Charlotte, NC
  • Sally Jones-McNamara
    The Compliance Resource Group, Inc., Alexandria, VA
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Article   |   July 01, 2011
Responding to Clinicians' Challenges in Working With Geriatric Patients
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, July 2011, Vol. 16, 22-29. doi:10.1044/gero16.1.22
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, July 2011, Vol. 16, 22-29. doi:10.1044/gero16.1.22

Clinicians work with older residents who have not only multiple physical limitations, but cognitive loss, communication deficits, dysphagia, and multiple medical diagnoses. They must work within procedural, regulatory, and reimbursement systems that challenge them to provide optimal resident care. In this article, the authors will discuss some specific challenges brought forth by clinicians in response to a clinical scenario and will provide information and feedback from several health-care consultants.

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